Mental Health Resources

United States Agencies (Resources)

Substance Abuse

Domestic Violence


LGBTQ+


Sexual Assult


Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  • En español 1-888-628-9454


Veterans Crisis Line

  • Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 or text to 838255


Disaster Distress Helpline

  • 1-800-985-5990 (call or text)


Bullying


Other

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Dr. Scarlet has a website, books, podcasts, social media, etc.

A therapist and a filmmaker reviewing movies and the mental health themes in them.

The blog of Peter Jung, a social skills RPG facilitator with over seven years of experience using RPGs in a plethora of fields. It features tips for getting started, troubleshooting group difficulties, and other essays exploring the world of applied gaming.

Non-Profit Organization dedicated to using anime, video games, and cosplay to eliminate mental health stigma.

A Non-Profit Organization dedicated to supporting veterans and civilian supporters through the use of video games.

Dege Time is an entertainment and educational brand focused on mental wellness. The YouTube show Deges & Dragons, which finds indie tabletop RPGs, teaches you how to play them, demonstrates a story, and then wraps up with a discussion of its therapeutic value.


Geek Wellness Resources

I partnered up with Geek Fit Network and the Geek Wellness Series was born. Geek Fit Network is an awesome organization that aims to make exercise fun for geeks, so of course, I had to partner up with them. It was also in hopes I would learn fun ways for me to stay active.

Exercise has so many benefits I don’t want to bore you and list them all here. Exercise is good, however, not all of us like to exercise. Even if exercise is good, that doesn’t take away from the fact that for many of us exercise is boring and not something we do willingly. Even when we know that exercising can help reduce our symptoms of anxiety and depression, it can be hard to stay motivated. Motivation has been made even more difficult by COVID and everything that has come because of it.

People say to have a hobby that can help you exercise regularly. That’s a great suggestion, but all of my hobbies are indoor hobbies (video games, movies, comics, D&D, cosplay, fanfiction, fanart, etc). Then I came across Geek Fit Network and they were doing fun things to encourage people (who had the same hobbies as me) to exercise.

We had a lot of resources we talked about in the Geek Wellness Series, so here they are…

  • Outdoor Games

    • Obstacle course

    • Giant Jenga

    • Throw Throw Burrito

    • Obstacle course

    • Water balloon fight

    • Viking Battle

    • Kubb

    • Fandom runs

  • Online Fitness

    • Kyra Pro (youtube)

    • Yoga Quest

    • Darabee Fitness

  • Mobile Games & VR

    • Zombies, Run

    • Fitness Fantasy RPG App

    • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

    • Pokémon Go

    • Beatsaber

    • Supernatural on Oculus Quest

    • Creed Rise & Glory

  • Geek Groups

    • Potterhead Running Club

    • LARPing groups

    • Geek Girl Brunch

    • Stack Up

    • Local game shops are usually open for the community to play

    • Facebook Groups for whatever geeky thing you are interested in


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